Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 23/05/2022 21:23 
26.11.2021 04:56 News >> EU Parliament Urges Sanctions Against Russian Mercenary Wagner Group

EU Parliament Urges Sanctions Against Russian Mercenary Wagner Group

European Union lawmakers condemn crimes by paramilitary group in various conflict zones.

The European Parliament urged EU states on Thursday to adopt asset freeze sanctions and a travel ban on Russian mercenary company, Wagner Group.
In a resolution adopted 585 - 40, with 43 abstentions, EU lawmakers condemned in "the strongest terms the heinous crimes committed by" the Wagner Group, the European Parliament said in a statement.
Activities of Wagner Group correspond to the expansion of Russia's influence zone, therefore it is highly likely that the Russian state is in charge of the funding, training, management and operational command of the paramilitary group, according to the resolution.
Lawmakers welcomed EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell's recent announcement about reaching a political consensus on imposing sanctions on Wagner Group and its affiliates, but they urged the bloc to extend sanctions to include a travel ban and an asset freeze on the company's operatives.
They also encouraged all states, particularly the Central African Republic, not to use the company's services.
The European Parliament also demanded that the European Commission not allocate funds to countries that employ the Russian mercenaries.
Following the agreement of EU foreign ministers reached last week, EU officials started to prepare technical details of sanctions against the Wagner Group that subscribes to a broader sanctions regime in response to the crisis in the West African nation of Mali.
The US Defense Department considers the private mercenary company a proxy force of the Russian state.
The Wagner Group has been deployed in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine since 2014.
It has also intervened in Syria, Sudan, Mozambique, Libya, the Central African Republic and Venezuela, according to the European Parliament.
In 2020, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pointed to 2,000 Wager mercenaries fighting in Libya in support of Khalifa Haftar, a putschist warlord who has fought Libya's legitimate government and undermined efforts for peace and unity. -



        Latest News
Turkiye Urges Sweden To Give 'Concrete Assurances' For Its NATO Bid -16 minutes ago...
Ankara stipulates conditions such as ending political, financial, arms support to PKK/PYD, lifting of arms embargoes, sanctions imposed against Turkiye.
US Says 20 Nations Pledging New Arms Shipments For Ukraine -16 minutes ago...
Aid includes artillery ammunition, coastal defense systems, tanks, armored vehicles, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says.
EU Leaders Set To Approve Credit To Support Ukraine 14 minutes ago...
EU foreign ministers meet to prepare for next week's summit of heads of state, governments.
Turkish Health Minister, WHO Chief Meet In Geneva 14 minutes ago...
Fahrettin Koca tells Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that Turkiye especially focuses on Africa's access to COVID 19 vaccines.
Spain Welcomes EU's Decision To Suspend Budget Rule -31 minutes ago...
Fiscal rules to be suspended for another year due to rising energy prices, supply disruptions, says European Commission.

 
      Top News
Amid Heatwave, 'Exhausted' Birds Falling From Sky In India Amid Heatwave, 'Exhausted' Birds Falling From Sky In India
Pakistan's Ex-Premier Khan Announces March To Islamabad On May 25 Pakistan's Ex-Premier Khan Announces March To Islamabad On May 25
Turkish Cuisine Week Events Kick Off In India Turkish Cuisine Week Events Kick Off In India
Israel Derailing Gaza Reconstruction: Palestinian Official Israel Derailing Gaza Reconstruction: Palestinian Official
Israeli Court Jails Palestinian Jailbreakers For Five Years Israeli Court Jails Palestinian Jailbreakers For Five Years
Turkiye 'Neutralizes' 12 YPG/PKK Terrorists In Northern Syria Turkiye 'Neutralizes' 12 YPG/PKK Terrorists In Northern Syria
Diary Diary
Libyan Premier, Warlord Make Condolence Visits To Abu Dhabi Libyan Premier, Warlord Make Condolence Visits To Abu Dhabi
Italian Premier, Ukrainian President Discuss Russia's War Italian Premier, Ukrainian President Discuss Russia's War
Anadolu Efes Become 2021-22 Euroleague Champions By Beating Real Madrid 58-57 Anadolu Efes Become 2021-22 Euroleague Champions By Beating Real Madrid 58-57